James Stewart II

???? - 1828


Slave-owner in Jamaica, inheritor of Stewart Castle which became indebted to the Shedden firm of London: the Sheddens were mortgagees-in-possession in 1817 and James Stewart II had given up the equity of redemption by 1820.

  1. 'Planter historian' who inherited Stewart Castle from his father James Stewart I [other sources are more circumspect as to whether the James Stewart who was the author of A Brief account of the Present State of the Negroes in Jamaica (1792) was the same man as the James Stewart owner of Stewart Castle.]

  2. He was the grandfather of Stewart Campbell (1812-1885), who has an entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as 'lawyer and politician.' The entry identifies his mother as 'Miss Stewart': ordinarily reliable online genealogical sources show Georgiana Charlotte Stewart as the daughter of James Stewart II of Stewart Castle and mother of Stewart Campbell.


  1. Jean Bresson, Martha Brae's Two Histories: European Expansion and Caribbean Culture-building in Jamaica, (UNC Press Books, 2002) p. 66, which gives life-dates of 1766-1828; for the lack of confirmation of James Stewart of Stewart Castle as the author of 'A Brief Account' cf. Lynsey Bates, 'Surveillance and Production on Stewart Castle Estate: A GIS-based Analysis of Models of Plantation Spatial Organization' 5/1/2007 Distinguished Majors Thesis in Archaeology Final Paper, http://492nzz341b7zv7n2p3rfrebt-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/batesthesis.pdf [accessed 07/10/2019].

  2. R. A. MacLean, “CAMPBELL, STEWART,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 11, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 3, 2018, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/campbell_stewart_11E.html [accessed 03/07/2018]

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father